Keystone Law IOM is entering its tenth month of operation with the arrival of Advocate and Solicitor William Margot, as well as moving to a new location.

Will’s arrival will see the Isle of Man team reach a total of seven senior lawyers, covering a wide range of commercial and corporate practices. The firm’s steady growth over the last year has seen it quickly outgrow its original Douglas office space requiring a move in September 2016 to Keystone’s new Island headquarters, The Old Courthouse. As a landmark building positioned in the heart of Douglas’s business district, The Old Courthouse is a perfect fit for Keystone’s new home.

Both a Manx Advocate and qualified Solicitor in England and Wales, Will’s practice will focus on the breadth of commercial, corporate and regulatory issues affecting corporate service providers (CSPs) and their clients. Will trained and qualified into the corporate department at Cains Advocates and spent a further four years in the corporate and private client team at Maitlands before moving to an international CSP in 2014 to take up roles as in-house legal counsel and, ultimately, managing director. Will has gained invaluable experience over the last 12 years, acting as both adviser and CSP client. He has expertise in advising high net worth individuals and financial institutions on the full range of corporate, regulatory and trust issues that arise for CSPs and their clients. Additionally, his first-hand experience of running a CSP means he has a detailed knowledge of the multiple and increasingly technical compliance regimes that CSPs now face in the offshore sector. This wealth of experience as external and internal adviser to the CSP market gives Will a rare blend of technical expertise and commercial insight that makes him a perfect fit for the dedicated CSP advisory service that Keystone is offering.

Keystone IOM Managing Partner Geoff Kermeen commented:

“Keystone has seen phenomenal success since launching on the Island in January. As we approach our first birthday, we look forward to welcoming Will and starting the next chapter in our new home in the Old Courthouse.

“We are very pleased that Will has decided to join us as we are confident that he will be a great success at Keystone due to his rare combination of legal, commercial and CSP know-how which will strengthen Keystone’s CSP advisory team. Our experience to date shows there is an increasing demand within the CSP market for outsourced technical assistance as the provision of corporate services becomes increasingly complex and more highly regulated.”

Will Margot commented:

“I am very pleased to have joined a talented team of lawyers at an exciting time for Keystone. They have fostered an excellent reputation both in the Isle of Man and the United Kingdom by providing an outstanding level of service and value to their clients. I believe that my time spent in-house has provided me with the experience and knowledge that enables me to better understand the needs of service providers in the current regulatory environment and will allow me to provide the practical commercial advice that my clients require in growing their businesses.”